Eight junior doctors booked for violence in Indore hospital
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 08, 2010, 22:44
Indore: Eight junior doctors and five others were booked today for the violence at Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital that erupted last night, police said.

The trouble started when one Ankush Chaturvedi looking out for a patient he had come to visit, happened to reach a room on the fifth floor of the hospital where he found some junior doctors were drinking, they said.

According to Ankush, the doctors who felt exposed, beat him up and locked him in a room for some time.

Later, he called up his four friends who assaulted the junior doctors and fled from the scene. Some furniture and glasses of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) got damaged, police said.

A case against Ankush Chaturvedi and four of his associates, besides eight junior doctors has been registered, police said adding that they were taking the help of video footage to identify the accused.

The Junior doctors have been booked on the charge of kidnapping, beating and threatening Ankush.

Angry at the incident, 325 junior doctors last night demanded immediate arrest of the youths who beat their colleagues or they would go on an indefinite strike today.

However, following intervention by Madhya Pradesh Health Minister, Mahendra Herdia, the junior doctors decided not to go on strike.


First Published: Thursday, July 08, 2010, 22:44

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